The art of turned wood.


News & Updates

We still have plenty of Magic wands available for the holidays, contact us for current stock.

Visit us at the Art of Fire Studio (7901 Hawkins Creamery Rd. Laytonsville, MD 20882) on the Countryside Artisans of Maryland Holiday Studio Tour from December 8,9,10, 2018

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“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” 



I learned to work with wood from my father as a young child and you could say there was no 'turning' back. I find a great deal of pleasure in taking a rough piece of wood and turning it into something beautiful to see and pleasing to touch. I chose the name of my business after seeing an old, half-rotting log ‘sleeping’ on the ground, waiting for me to awaken its 'Sleeping Beauty.' I hope you will enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating them.

Michael J. Colella


A Sleeping Beauty is waiting for you...


Michael’s pieces are stunning.
He brings out the essence of each piece of wood so that it speaks for itself. Our burl bowl brings beauty to my life every day.
— Laurie Belson, Maryland